Photographer's Note

Castle Mespelbrunn in Bavaria

The moated castle of Mespelbrunn is one of the beauty spots of the Spessart forest south-east of Frankfurt.

The first precursor of Mespelbrunn Castle was a simple house. The owner was Hamann Echter, vizedom of Aschaffenburg, a title which means that he was the representant of the ruler the prince elector archbishop of Mainz Johann II of Nassau at the castle and town of Aschaffenburg. On May 1, 1412, the prince elector bestowed the „Place to the Espelborn" to Echter, who constructed a house without fortifications in the valley close to a pond. The Echter family originates from the Odenwald region. Their name presumably means "der die Acht vollstreckt", the executor of the ostracism. These times, the Spessart was a wild and unexploited virgin forest, used for hideout by bandits and Hussites, who spoiled the regions nearby. Therefore in 1427 Hamann Echter, the son of the first owner, began to rebuild his father's house to a fortified castle with walls, towers and a moat, therefore using the nearby pond. Wikipedia

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  • Copyright: Velera Vela (Velera) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 35 W: 0 N: 23] (237)
  • Genre: Luoghi
  • Medium: Colore
  • Date Taken: 2008-02-19
  • Categories: Architettura
  • Esposizione: f/4.5, 1/100 secondi
  • Versione Foto: Versione Originale, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2009-11-23 9:43
Viewed: 1938
Points: 64
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